Open Bug 59335 Opened 19 years ago Updated 11 years ago
Macros such as in Microsoft Outlook for Mail
News (and rest of Mozilla)
I added firstname.lastname@example.org who is CC'ed on my other bug that I deleted. Hope you don't mind.
I added email@example.com who is CC'ed on my other bug that I deleted. Hope you don't mind.
Marked some dependencies for this bug.
*** Bug 59333 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
we are so far away from having any other language from JS I really don't think this is an issue!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
reassign all search/filter UI bugs to gayatrib, part 2
Assignee: alecf → gayatrib
Alec: The macros should be written in JS
reassigning to naving
Assignee: gayatrib → naving
It would be nice to have a macro record feature that will record mouse and key input and produce a macro file that can be used to repeat the tasks from the 'personal toolbar' or scheduled. e.g. Crontab: * 1 * * * * /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla /home/csl/getnews.mozmac
BTW Macro virus attacks can be exluded avoiding to interprete the text of messages or attachments (there is no reason to (macro)interprete anything in a message unless you will remotely control processes running on *your* destination computer ;-)). I suggest to leave to the user the ability to select the programming (macroing) language to use, giving him the chance to make whatever he wants with the message. There is no reason to constrict the user to learn something he doesn't want to. A bunch of basic features (e.g. the most used filter actions) should be there for regular users and a common interface to run apps pipeing data/control should be present to give flexibility to power users.
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
Related to Bug 11037 ?
Although coding JS function to manipulate the mail folders/windows/etc. is not that much fun, documentation is lacking, spaghetti-ness abounds etc. - what is preventing people from writing such 'macros'? Write a trivial extension which adds a button on some menu for running whatever JS code you like. Or is this a complaint about the fact that there's no default UI for writing an execuding various JS functions?
sorry for the spam. making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs. filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: esther → filters
Priority: P3 → --
Summary: [RFE] Macros such as in Microsoft Outlook for MailNews (and rest of Mozilla) → Macros such as in Microsoft Outlook for MailNews (and rest of Mozilla)
I suggest marking this WONTFIX.
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